Dental One Associates of Cross Keys
2 Village Square, Suite 250, Baltimore, MD 21210

Your Guide to Getting Porcelain Veneers


If your teeth are giving you trouble, you can correct your concerns with porcelain veneers. Discover what’s involved in this dental solution.

Determining Dental Treatment

Two of the most popular options for correcting dental problems are porcelain veneers or crowns. Your particular dental issue and personal concerns will determine whether porcelain veneers or crowns are right for you. Your dentist in Baltimore will need to examine your teeth and discuss what both crowns and veneers cost before making a recommendation. See, crowns are ideal for correcting both functional and minor cosmetic issues. Porcelain veneers are preferred for dramatic cosmetic results, but veneers cost more. Be assured that your dentist will help you decide whether veneers or crowns are the treatment for you.

Preparing for Porcelain Veneers

If you decide on veneers, your dentist may first take some x-rays. Then, a tiny amount of enamel will be removed from each tooth being treated to prepare it for the veneer. Afterward, your dentist will make an impression of the tooth and send it to a dental laboratory for construction of the veneer, which should take around two weeks. Once the veneer has been crafted, you will return to the dentist for final placement.

Placing Porcelain Veneers

Now you’ll be mere minutes away from a more attractive smile. Before bonding the veneer, your dentist will examine it next to your other teeth to ensure that it’s the right fit and most natural color. Then, this placement process can begin:

  1. The tooth being treated will be thoroughly cleaned and dried.
  2. The tooth will be etched to prepare it to bond to the porcelain veneer.
  3. The veneer will be bonded to the tooth with a very strong dental cement.
  4. A special curing light will be shined onto the veneer to harden the cement and secure it to the tooth.
  5. Excess cement will be removed and the dentist will make any final adjustments.
  6. You may need to return for a follow-up visit to ensure that your gums are responding well to the procedure.
  7. You will enjoy the comfort and confidence of a better smile.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Baltimore, call Dental One Associates of Cross Keys today at (443) 863-6394 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Baltimore. With 12 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Cross Keys, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Cross Keys.

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